Next Small and Simple Deadline Monday, February 2

Small and Simple photoThe deadline to apply for the Small and Simple Projects Fund is Monday, February 2 at 5:00 p.m. This fund provides matching awards of up to $25,000 to neighborhood groups and community organizations for community-building projects in Seattle.

To learn about the Small and Simple Projects Fund, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/smallandsimple.htm. If your group is applying, it is important to register now on our web-based application system. There are two more opportunities to apply to this fund in 2015.

Our Neighborhood Matching Fund staff is available to advise groups on ways to develop successful applications and projects. They are eager to help you, so call 206.233.0093 or email NMFund@seattle.gov before applying to discuss your project idea with one of our project managers.

A program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, the Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) Program awards matching funds for projects initiated, planned, and implemented by community members. Its goal is to build stronger and healthier neighborhoods through community involvement and engagement. Every award is matched by a neighborhood’s contribution of volunteer labor, donated materials, in-kind professional services, or cash.

 

 

City Awards $346,000 in Matching Funds for Neighborhood Projects

One NeighborhoodSeattle Department of Neighborhoods awarded more than $346,000 in matching funds to support 18 neighborhood-initiated projects across the city of Seattle. Community groups received Small and Simple Projects Fund awards from the city’s Neighborhood Matching Fund Program (NMF) for projects that range from community festivals to a World Cup-style soccer tournament.

The Small and Simple Projects Fund, one of three funds managed by Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, provides cash awards of up to $25,000 in matching funds to community organizations committed to fostering and building a better community. Recipients of the fund match their awards through a combination of locally raised money, donated materials, and volunteer labor. These recent awards range from $7,500 to $25,000, and the organizations have pledged to match the city’s $346,540 contribution with resources valued at $366,600.

“Over its 26-year history, the Neighborhood Matching Fund has been a fantastic resource for Seattle’s neighborhoods across this city,” said Bernie Matsuno, director of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.  “But what makes it so successful is the community connection and engagement that happens among neighbors as they work together to improve their community.”

The Neighborhood Matching Fund has provided funding to the city’s neighborhoods for the past 26 years. Approximately 5,000 projects have been completed by neighborhoods and communities with the help of NMF, and its contribution to neighborhoods can be seen across the city – from the Fremont Troll to Georgetown’s Hat n’ Boots.

There are two more times to apply this year to the Small and Simple Projects Fund with deadlines on June 2 and October 6. To learn more visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/smallandsimple.htm.  To view the list of awarded projects, click here.

 

Final Neighborhood Matching Fund Workshop this Thursday, January 23

The Neighborhood Matching Fund, a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, is hosting the final of three workshops this Thursday for those interested in applying to the Small and Simple Projects Fund on February 3. The Small and Simple Projects Fund provides matching awards of up to $25,000 to neighborhood groups for community-building projects.

At each workshop, you will get an overview of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the qualities of a good project, and the application process and requirements. To RSVP, call 206-733-9916 or go online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/NMFWorkshop. Childcare and interpreters can be arranged if you RSVP and request these services at least 72 hours in advance. Final workshop:

Thursday, January 23; 6 – 8 p.m. Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave S

To learn about the Small and Simple Projects Fund, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/smallandsimple.htm. The deadline for applications is Monday, February 3 at 5:00 p.m., but be sure to register first on our web-based application system now. There will be two more opportunities to apply to the Small and Simple Projects Fund on June 2 and October 6, 2014.

Our Neighborhood Matching Fund staff is available to advise groups on ways to develop successful applications and projects. We are eager to help you, so call 206.233.0093 or email NMFund@seattle.gov before applying to discuss your project idea with one of our project managers.

The Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) Program awards matching funds for projects initiated, planned, and implemented by community members. Its goal is to build stronger and healthier neighborhoods through community involvement and engagement. Every award is matched by a neighborhood’s contribution of volunteer labor, donated materials, in-kind professional services, or cash. The Fund is a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Dates announced for Neighborhood Matching Fund Opportunities to Support Community Projects

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has announced the Neighborhood Matching Fund opportunities for 2014. All three funding programs of the Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) – Small Sparks, Small and Simple Projects Fund, and the Large Projects Fund – support the efforts of community members as they work on projects to build stronger neighborhoods and communities.

The NMF program has staff to advise community groups on ways to develop successful applications and projects. Community members are strongly encouraged to contact a Neighborhood Matching Fund Project Manager before applying at 206-233-0093 or NMFund@seattle.gov.

Small Sparks Fund
The Small Sparks Fund which provides awards of up to $1,000 per project accepts applications year-round at least six weeks prior to the proposed project implementation date. This is great funding opportunity for implementing small community projects as well as supporting efforts such as Neighbor Appreciation Day, National Night Out, Earth Day, and others.

Small and Simple Projects Fund
The Small and Simple Projects Fund which provides awards of up to $25,000 has three opportunities to apply. The deadlines for applications are February 3, June 2, and October 6, 2014. For those interested in applying in February, NMF staff is hosting workshops about the guidelines and application process. The dates are as follows:

  • Saturday, January 11; 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.at Garfield Community Center, 2323 E. Cherry Street
  • Tuesday, January 14; 6 – 8 p.m.at Ravenna Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave NE
  • Thursday, January 23; 6 – 8 p.m. at Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave S

To RSVP, call 206-733-9916 or go online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/NMFWorkshop. Childcare and interpreters can be arranged for workshop participants who RSVP and request these services at least 72 hours in advance. Additional workshops will be offered prior to each Small and Simple Fund application deadline in 2014.

 

Large Projects Fund
The Large Projects Fund (LPF) which awards up to $100,000 per project is open to applications once a year. The deadline is May 5, 2014. It is mandatory for interested community groups to attend one of the six LPF workshops offered before applying. The workshops will be provided on February 20, 25; March 20, 25; and April 8 and 10, 2014. More details on times and locations will be available on our website in January.

To learn more about the Neighborhood Matching Fund and its support to community-initiated projects, visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf. The website provides details on the criteria and requirements for each fund, along with instructions for the online application process.

Small and Simple Workshop Tuesday, September 10

Your last opportunity to attend a Small and Simple workshop is coming up this Tuesday, September 10 at 6 p.m. at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S.  Be sure to attend if your group is planning to apply to the Small and Simple Fund.  Deadline for applications is October 7.

Neighborhood Matching Fund accepting applications for neighborhood projects

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is now accepting applications to the Neighborhood Matching Fund’s Small and Simple Projects Fund. The deadline for receipt of applications is 5 p.m. on Monday, October 7.

The Small and Simple Projects Fund provides matching funds of up to $25,000 to support community members as they work together to build a stronger and healthier neighborhood through civic participation. Activities may be physical projects, as well as educational, cultural, and relationship-strengthening activities. 

To learn about the guidelines and application process, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/smallandsimple.htmor attend a Neighborhood Matching Fund workshop on Tuesday, September 10 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (104 17th Ave S). To begin the application process, groups need to register first at webgrants.seattle.gov, our web-based application and fund management system.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Neighborhood Matching Fund has awarded approximately $50 million to neighborhood groups for community projects across the city. To learn more about the Fund, visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/.

Small and Simple Workshop Thursday, August 22

The next Neighborhood Matching Fund Small and Simple workshop is this Thursday, August 22.  If your group is planning to apply to this fund in the October round, be sure to attend! 

Location:  New Holly Gathering Hall 7054 32nd Ave South, 98118
Time:  6:00 p.m.

The final workshop will be offered on September 10 at the  Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute 104 17th Ave South 98144

Deadline for applications is October 7.

First Small and Simple workshop this Wednesday

If your group is planning to apply to the Neighborhood Matching Fund Small and Simple this fall, you will want to take advantage of one of the three workshops being offered.  The first workshop is this Wednesday, August 14 at 6 p.m. at the Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave NE.  At the workshop, attendees will get an overview of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the qualities of a good project, and the application process and requirements. The workshops are open to all.

To learn more, visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/smallandsimple.htm. The deadline for the Small and Simple Projects Fund is October 7 at 5:00 p.m., but be sure to register early to our web-based application system. For additional information, call 206.233.0093 or email NMFund@seattle.gov. Our project managers are here to help you.

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Awards $606,000 in Matching Funds for Neighborhood Projects

NewHolly Market Garden Pergola

NewHolly Market Garden Pergola

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods recently awarded more than $600,000 in matching funds to support neighborhood projects across the city of Seattle. Thirty-three community organizations received awards from the city’s Neighborhood Matching Fund Program for projects as diverse as street murals to street fairs. Click here to see a list of awarded projects. 

The Small and Simple Projects Fund, one of three funds managed by Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, provides cash awards of up to $25,000 in matching funds to community organizations committed to fostering and building a better community. The 2013 spring awards ranged from $3,180 to $25,000, and the organizations have pledged to match the city’s $606,526 contribution with resources valued at nearly $734,838. 

“This program recognizes the dedication and volunteerism of community members working together to improve their neighborhood,” said Mayor Mike McGinn. “Whether the projects are for physical improvements or a community celebration, the community decides what it needs; and with the help f the Neighborhood Matching Fund, dedicates its time and energy to make it a reality.”

The Neighborhood Matching Fund has provided funding to the city’s neighborhoods for the past 25 years. Its contribution to neighborhoods can be seen across the city from the Fremont Troll to Georgetown’s Hat n’ Boots. Recipients of the fund match their awards through a combination of locally raised money, donated materials, and volunteer labor. In 2012, community volunteers pledged to invest $1.69 of donations and sweat equity for every $1 of taxpayer support.

“The Neighborhood Matching Fund has been emulated by cities all over the world,” said Bernie Matsuno, director of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. “What makes it so successful is the connection and engagement that happens when neighbors – who may not have known each other or been involved in a neighborhood project – come together to make improvements or create programs that benefit not only their community, but the city at large.”

The Small and Simple Projects Fund opens again to applications in the fall with a deadline of October 7. To learn more and to see the listing of 2013 Spring Small and Simple award recipients, visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/smallandsimple.htm.

Small and Simple Deadline Monday, March 4!

The first round Neighborhood Matching Fund Small and Simple application deadline is coming up Monday, March 4.  Don’t miss this opportunity to apply for funds for your neighborhood project!  Click here for more information.